Iraq Seeks to Dispense with Syrian Pipeline "Completely and Forever" 

A senior Iraqi official has responded to recent speculation - linked to the proposed but aborted meeting of the Syrian and Iraqi Foreign Ministers on 13 June about a reopening of the Iraq-Syria oil pipeline by stating in the most emphatic terms that it is Iraq's intention to dispense with the line altogether.

Speaking in an interview published by the Kuwaiti daily al-Siyasah on 25 June, Iraqi...